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by MackerelCat
Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check In Sept. 10, 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3055

Re: Daily Check In Sept. 10, 2015

Good morning, frugal friends. I have had a house guest along with computer problems, so yesterday was rather busy. I did the free upgrade to Windows 10, which worked fine for a few days, and then got a terminal error and couldn't access the start menu, which meant my laptop was dead. It turns out th...
by MackerelCat
Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check in Sept 8, 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 4138

Re: Daily Check in Sept 8, 2015

Rinty, your guests can come back when the decorating is finished in the kitchen and they will appreciate the splendor even more that way. And I am sorry it takes raising a ruckus to get what you need to help DS. But it sounds like whole system is so broken that whatever it takes is what you have to ...
by MackerelCat
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Chat room
Topic: diabetic dog
Replies: 10
Views: 2446

Re: diabetic dog

Colonialgirl, our old Welsh corgi had immune system failure the last year of his life, and at one point the medical costs were running about over $1,000 a month. We fell down the slippery slope of "this can be treated" without having it sink in that there was no cure and we were buying time at a ver...
by MackerelCat
Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check in Sept 7, 2015
Replies: 26
Views: 4286

Re: Daily Check in Sept 7, 2015

DH and I drove down to north Georgia to buy dog food and cat litter today. We meant to go to Aldi there and take advantage of the lower sales tax on food in Georgia, but Aldi was closed for the holiday. Last night we were all seriously craving chocolate. I remembered we had chocolate cake mix and a ...
by MackerelCat
Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Five Frugal Things You Did This Week
Replies: 230
Views: 42951

Re: Five Frugal Things You Did This Week

Your frugal kung-fu is working great! I especially like those savings on the pork. I about swooned the last time I priced pork, and it's the less expensive meat now. 1. Went through the crisper drawers in the fridge washed/peeled/chopped various things so that they’re easy to eat or went into the fr...
by MackerelCat
Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check In 9/6/2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2962

Re: Daily Check In 9/6/2015

Hi, Clem! I'm glad the COD is letting you do the yard work. He needs to concentrate on getting well. I've been working in the kitchen today. Made a pot of potato soup to go with yesterday's homemade rye bread. DH is outside working on the back porch. He found a rotten spot on the trim of our porch a...